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Monday, June 19, 2017

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes an In the Garden Calendar

  Hi! I'm here to share a fun mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it. 
Here's the finished mini calendar page that I made using the ARTplorations stencils Dragonfly Waltz and Ethnic Organic One andSTAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2.

  
I thoroughly enjoyed making the calendar for this month's Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge. So, I decided to share how I made it.

1. I started by creating some masks. I stamped with the backs of the butterfly stamps onto removable label paper.




2. I fussy cut the butterfly masks and then adhered them to a watercolor panel.



3. I sponged blue ink onto the panel.



 4. I removed the masks. (I recycled the masks for 2 other projects. You can see them here and here.)


  
 5. After I removed the masks, I stamped with lighter hued colors with the back of the stamps.


 6. Then, I inked up the fronts of the stamps and stamped with the darker colors.


7. I masked off parts of the butterflies and added gold dragonflies.



 8. After the dragonflies dried, I added silver embossing paste with the Ethnic Organic stencil.


9. I stenciled the green frame with green ink and the Ethnic Organic stencil. I also added silver embossing paste through the same stencil. I attached the butterfly & dragonfly panel to the green frame.



10. I added silver gel pen to the butterflies' wings and a silver outline with a glass pen.


 11. I inked up and then added the little calendar. I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock. It measures about 4" x 2 1/4" or 4 cm x 5.75 cm.







 That's all I have for today. I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and look forward to reading your comments.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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ARTplorations Products:
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2 comments:

  1. Love how you've used all the elements together for this very creative project. Very colourful and the silver outlining is fabulous. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  2. a fantastic result, I love those colours

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